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Written by Jodi Murphy

Everyone has a story. That’s the underlying premise for SMITH Magazine’s mission for the Six-Word Memoirs® project that has blown sky high in the blogosphere and in the press. Apparently the idea was drawn from Hemmingway’s legendary (oops, I never heard about it) six-word novel : “For sale: baby shoes, never worn”.

I am really drawn to this concept! In just six words, at any given time, I can write my own personal story about who I am, where I am, right now. Powerful, and a great way to keep in touch with how I’m feeling and track how I’m doing on my journey. So my six word memoir on 2/26/12 (before starting GreenLite Medicine) was:

Holding pattern. Waiting for take off.

Today, I think it’s:

Moving forward and enjoying the ride.

There is a very similar idea put forth by Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project. She proposes that we keep a one sentence daily journal. For her, it was too difficult to keep up with a journal with lengthy entries so she has committed to writing just one sentence about what happened that day to her and her family.

Other than your GreenLite food tracker, have you found ways to track your transformation? Remember, all you need is just six little words.

Jodi Murphy has written for Gentry, Gentry Design, California Home and Design magazines, as well as several popular blogs. She has developed branding campaigns and marketing programs for clients in a variety of industries including interior design, sports and high-tech. The Journey Back To Me is a special column she is writing for the Greenlite Medicine community. As her articles unroll, and her journey begins, she hopes you’ll join in the conversation.


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